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Thread: Direct/hotlinking images
10-19-2007, 04:31 AM #1
I propose a new rule : no hotlinking of images unless it's is clearly permitted. There are enough free imagehosts around like photobucket or imageshack to upload them yourself and save the source some unnecessary traffic.
Also how can I manage my attachments here? Already over the limit and can't remove anything (I think)
10-19-2007, 05:53 AM #2
10-19-2007, 09:26 AM #3
Sorry to sound computer illiterate but what is meant by 'hotlinking'?
I usually upload my small images to BC with attachments. Is this hotlinking?
10-19-2007, 10:35 AM #4
I think at the begining just ban the type of image format and image dimension like no bitmat format & too wide diemension image should be attached will not be too harsh.
Coz some members attach the image which it size even wider than the windows.
The image can be crop and convert to gif format by just using the excel.
10-19-2007, 03:27 PM #5
hotlinking as I understand it is copying the image location of another site and posting it here as a direct copy so still linking to the original site.
At the Dutch Open pics for instance say all the pics hotlinked are 4 MB x hundreds of pageviews, take 800 from yesterday x 4 MB = 3200 MB of traffic alone for the german badminton photo site. Fortunately he has unlimited bandwidth so in this case it isn't a problem but might be something people should consider when they are posting pictures .
10-19-2007, 04:02 PM #6
But indeed "we" can save bc bandwidth as well by using the free imagehosts Makes it easier to manage for yourself as well. Imageshack has become horrendous so I recommend Photobucket.
10-19-2007, 04:24 PM #7
To hotlink or not..
Btw, what do you mean by you are "already over the limit and can't remove anything"? I think after 15 minutes, only kwun can remove whatever pics/files we've uploaded, if requested by us..
Personally, in my earlier BC period/"existence", i would just attach whatever pic(s) using BC's/kwun's allotted hard drive space..But since last yr or the yr before, i've been hotlinking thru, yes photobucket.com (partly to save some HD space on BC's/kwun's PC)..
Last edited by ctjcad; 10-19-2007 at 04:34 PM.
10-19-2007, 07:32 PM #8
i do agree with it. besides the fact that we can slow down other badminton website, it is possible that some time in the future, the site decide to take down or move the image and our threads will suddenly lose some content.
however, i do think using imageshack or photobucket is a good idea. i was told images there are permanent and it also save some bandwidth and storage space from BC's server.
HOWEVER, (there is alway a however, unfortunately) there is current no mechanism to allow/disallow hotlinking from selected sites. either we turn it all off, or turn it all on. with this in mind, we can only spread the word and encourage members to use imageshack/photobucket for hotlinking.
10-19-2007, 09:29 PM #9
10-19-2007, 11:00 PM #10
What Was That Again?Originally Posted by demolidor
10-20-2007, 03:13 AM #11
Hotlinking where it is allowed is okay ofcourse hence imagehosts .
you forgot to blue this eh: unless it's is clearly permitted
10-23-2007, 04:01 AM #12
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